Appreciate the warning. I have till now resisted beer snobbery. If I see something I'll give it a crack. Just one...I can quit anytime...
Do you like 150 Lashes? Probably try that if you haven't. Drink that for a bit and then you'll move on to Hop Hog and the like and never look back.
The good thing about the IIPAs and the like is that a couple of them can get you quite loaded.